Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Monday, September 26, 2011

IF ...ferocious

You can't get much more frumious than a Jabberwock, my son; Lewis Carroll ushered in his whiffling foe, and it has been the inspiration for many varied reinterpretations. Even Alice had to admit that "Somehow it fills my head with ideas---only I don't exactly know what they are!"
Callooh! Callay!
© Richard Ewing all rights reserved.
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Thank you and enjoy.

11 comments:

  1. Whoah! Love the movement and energy! Great piece!

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  2. very very fierce … and what’s that drooling on the knight’s head?
    :-)

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  3. Ewww - swiveling eyeballs with tails... I can just hear this thing, it probably has ferociously bad breath, too. Love the work. Every week.

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  4. That's one wickedly ferocious jabberwock! I hope little Alice has the strength to pick up that big sword. Awesome!

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  5. The final piece that has a nice lightness, to the fierceness, in form, staging and color. I like the drawing really a lot in the final rough because of its marks describing form and its completeness in content expressed with ease. And all the work is wonderfully enjoyable with the first drawing having an iconic presence.

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  6. Wonderful! I really like this. The colors, the movement, the ickyness of Jabberwock drool... Good luck to the knight!

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  7. Great interpretation Richard! Fantastic poses and composition. Love the light and shadow contrast!

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  8. I'm gonna have nightmares over this one! The clueless knight doesn't stand a chance. Really nice fluid, circular movement ... which also envelopes your little protagonist. You never fail to impress and inspire. Excellent, as usual.

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  9. It looks like you had a blast with this pulling from those vague ideas that the poem provokes. I have to say though that the first sketch is my fav...though the poor kid doesn't have a chance. Nice movement and contrast overall. I like the way that you kept the color casual....so we don't worry too much about the next moment.

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